NGT fines VW Rs. 500 crore for dieselgate; VW responds

According to a media report, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed a fine of Rs. 500 crore on Volkswagen for using an emission cheat device in its diesel cars. It has ordered the company to deposit the amount within 2 months.

In November 2018, Volkswagen was directed to deposit a sum of Rs. 100 crore with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and in January 2019, a joint team of officials from CPCB, Ministry of Heavy Industries, Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) and National Environmental Engineering Research Institute had recommended a fine of Rs. 171.34 crore for health damages for causing air pollution in Delhi.

In response to the NGT order, Volkswagen has said that its vehicles were compliant with emission norms defined in India and that the company would challenge the decision before the Supreme Court. 

Source: Economic Times

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